U.S. Representative Harley O. Staggers, Sr., of West
said, I rise in support of the conference report which will stimulate
development of health maintenance organizations. ..... I think that
this new system will be successful and give us exciting and
constructive alternatives to our existing programs of delivering better
health services to Americans.
My bill also forbids the Department of Education from
funds to any state or local education agency because that state or
local educational agency has refused to adopt a federally-approved
method of teacher certification or testing. This legislation in no way
interferes with a states ability to use federal funds to support their
chosen method of teacher certification or testing.
doing alternative service. The only difference
is that he would
be getting a reasonable salary for his work. The conscription system
forces conscripts to provide the same service for less pay. By
comparison, an outstanding female with a PhD in electrical engineering
can get paid according to her market value because she does not have to
do military service. NVhy should we use a conscription system to
provide cheap labor to corporations?
right of citizens to be
free of double
jeopardy. The fifth amendment to the U.S. Constitution specifies that
no person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy
of life or limb . . . In other words, no person shall be tried twice
for the same offense. However, in United States v. Lanza, the high
court in 1922 sustained a ruling that being tried by both the Federal
Government and a State government for the same offense did not offend
the doctrine of double jeopardy. One danger of unconstitutionally
expanding the Federal criminal justice code is that it seriously
increases the danger that one will be subject to being tried twice for
the same offense. Despite the various pleas for federal correction of
societal wrongs, a national police force is neither prudent nor
funding depends on how students
these tests! Proponents of this approach dismiss these concerns by
saying there is only one way to read and do math. Well then what
are the battles about phonics versus whole language or new math versus
old math about? There are continuing disputes about teaching all
subjects as well as how to measure mastery of a subject matter. Once
federal mandatory testing is in place however, those arguments will be
settled by the beliefs of whatever regime currently holds sway in DC.
Mr. Chairman, I would like my colleagues to consider how comfortable
they would feel supporting this bill if they knew that in five years
proponents of fuzzy math and whole language could be writing the NAEP?
System to recruit potential volunteers in his
program. Such a move is a twofold intrusion on civil liberties: it
violates the right of those who were forced to register for the draft
to avoid having their addresses and other private information released
to another agency; and, of course, it is costly to the taxpayer to pay
for a joint system that serves two unconstitutional agencies.
Ultimately, though, the administration deferred its plans. This issue
has not gone away, as national service plans have considerable support
from those people who think that everyone has a duty to the government.
more extensive drug-like FDA regulation. The
result is consumers
cannot learn about simple and inexpensive ways to improve their health.
For example, in 1998, the FDA dragged manufacturers of Cholestin, a
dietary supplement containing lovastatin, which is helpful in lowering
cholesterol, into court. The FDA did not dispute the benefits of
Cholestin, rather the FDA attempted to deny consumers access to this
helpul product simply because the manufacturers did not submit
Cholestin to the FDAs drug approval process!
disposed leader of a sovereign
could not be carried out without full U.S. military and financial
support. Since we are the only world superpower, the U.N. court becomes
our court under our control. But it is naive to believe our world
superpower status will last forever. The precedence now being set will
1 day surely come back to haunt us.
these ares. The department of Agriculture estimates that
alone represents a $1 billion market for American farm goods. Given our
status as one of the worlds largest agricultural producers, why would
we ever choose to restrict our exports? The only beneficiaries of our
sanctions policies are our foreign competitors.
by minimizing the role of the federal bureaucracy. As many of my
colleagues know, an increasing number of health care providers have
withdrawn from the Medicare program because of the paperwork burden and
constant interference with their practice by bureaucrats from the
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (previously known as the
Health Care Financing Administration). The MSA program frees seniors
and providers from the this burden thus making it more likely that
quality providers will remain in the Medicare program!